VH1’s ‘Do Something Awards’ Honors Jennifer Hudson & LL Cool J

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Jennifer Hudson can add another award to her mantle, although I think this latest triumph means more to her than the Grammy and Oscar put together. She was honored at last night’s  “VH1 Do Something Awards” for her work as co-founder of The Julian D. King Foundation, an organization started in memory of her nephew that was murdered in 2008. The King Foundation, (started in 2011) provides school supplies and holiday gifts to low-income families in inner-city Chicago.

The songstress got understandably emotional when she took the podium. Check the video below to hear her tear-jerker moment.

http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/941985/do-something-award-honoree-jennifer-hudson-takes-the-stage.jhtml#id=1711551

 

Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com

Ladies Love James because he not only still looks sexy as a motha, but his heart is just as appealing. LL teamed up with New York State Senator Malcolm Smith to organize the annual Jump and Ball Tournament. This summer marks the 9th year. Kids in LL’s hometown of St. Albans, New York can participate in the month long tournaments that are sorta disguised as day camps, but unlike standard camps where parents spend hundreds of dollars LL’s Jump and Ball is free of charge. And offers a variety of activities for kids.

The iconic MC said his motivation to give back to his community was simple: He wished he had something like that growing up. Check the video below for why he thinks it’s so important to remember where you come from.

http://www.vh1.com/video/misc/941951/do-something-award-honoree-ll-cool-j-takes-the-stage.jhtml#id=1711551

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